This is a graphic organizer that I am using with students who are reading fictional books with given definitions, such as the Fancy Nancy vocabulary series. It is just a simple, one page organizer which can be printed on front and back. Eight words can be written on one side, along with the given definition and a sentence created by the student to show his or her understanding of the word.
You can also use this as a literacy center for a book you're reading as a class. Just create a list for the students to know which words to work on in the center. It's a great cooperative learning tool.
This can definitely be used with science, social studies, and other textbooks that defines words.
I hope this helps you and look forward to hearing positive feedback. Thank you and enjoy!